Qareen Jinn | An Analysis from an Islamic Perspective

Shah Muhammad Suhail

Qareen Jinn

Islam discusses the existence and activities of jinn in detail. Among them, Qareen Jinn belongs to a specific category. Qareen Jinn is an inseparable part of human life, although they are invisible. Each person is accompanied by a Qareen Jinn, whose main task is to incite humans to sin and lead them astray. In this blog post, we will discuss the identity of this Jinn, their activities, and ways to protect oneself from their influence.

Identity of Qareen Jinn

The word “Qareen” means ‘companion’. According to Islamic belief, after a person is born, a jinn is assigned to them, called Qareen. The Qareen Jinn stays with the person at all times and tries to incite them to sin. Their main goal is to lead people towards wrongdoing, immorality, and the wrong path so that they deviate from Allah’s guidance and move towards Hell.

Hadith on Qareen Jinn

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) mentioned the Qareen, saying, “There is none among you but has been assigned a companion from the jinn.” The Companions asked, “Even you, O Messenger of Allah?” He said, “Yes, but Allah has helped me against him, and he has submitted. So he only commands me to do good.” (Sahih Muslim, Hadith Number: 6848)

Qareen Jinn in the Quran

The matter of Qareen Jinn inciting people is explicitly mentioned in the Quran. On the Day of Judgment, describing the argument between a person and their Qareen, Allah says: “His companion (the devil) will say, ‘Our Lord, I did not make him transgress, but he was himself in extreme error.’ Allah will say, ‘Do not dispute before Me, while I had already presented to you the warning.'” (Surah Qaf: Ayah 27-28)

Influence and Protection from Qareen

The task of Qareen Jinn is to lead people astray. Through their incitement, people move towards wrongdoing and sin. However, there are ways to protect oneself from the influence of Qareen. Regular prayer, recitation of the Quran, supplications, and seeking forgiveness can reduce the influence of Qareen. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “When any one of you prays, let him not allow anyone to pass in front of him. If he insists, then let him fight him, for he has a companion (Qareen) with him.” (Muslim)

Belief in Ghosts in Various Cultures

The belief in ghosts in many cultures has originated from this type of jinn. After a person’s death, their accompanying Qareen Jinn may take the form of that deceased person or appear as a ghost. The jinn remains alive even after the person’s death, and its task is to create confusion and lead people into disbelief and polytheism.

Ways to Protect from Qareen Jinn

To protect oneself from the influence of Qareen Jinn, you can follow these steps:

  1. Regular Prayer: Performing the five daily prayers reduces the influence of Satan. (Surah Al-Ankabut: 45)
  2. Recitation of the Quran: Regular recitation purifies the heart and reduces the influence of Satan. (Surah Al-Baqarah: 185)
  3. Remembrance of Allah: Remembering Allah brings peace to the heart and reduces the influence of Satan. (Surah Ar-Ra’d: 28)
  4. Seeking Forgiveness: Regularly seeking forgiveness removes sins and reduces the influence of Satan. (Surah Nuh: 10-12)
  5. Supplication: Regular supplication protects us from Satan’s incitement. (Sahih Muslim, Hadith Number: 2705)
  6. Reciting Ayat al-Kursi: Reciting Ayat al-Kursi before sleeping keeps Satan away throughout the night. (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith Number: 3275)
  7. Reciting Surah Al-Falaq and Surah An-Naas: Reciting these three times in the morning and evening reduces the influence of Satan. (Sahih Muslim, Hadith Number: 2706)
  8. Doing Good Deeds: Performing good deeds protects one from Satan’s incitement. (Surah Al-Asr: 1-3)


What is Qareen Jinn?

Answer: Qareen Jinn is a devil assigned to every person, whose task is to incite them to sin and lead them astray.

Is Qareen mentioned in the Quran?

Answer: Yes, the Qareen Jinn is mentioned in the Quran, specifically in Surah Qaf (Ayah 27-28).

Is Qareen male or female?

Answer: The gender of Qareen is not specified in Islamic texts. They are referred to in a general sense without gender distinction.

Is Qareen good or bad?

Answer: Qareen Jinn is generally considered bad as their primary task is to lead humans towards sin and away from the path of righteousness.

How to communicate with Qareen?

Answer: Communicating with Qareen is not advised in Islam. Instead, Muslims are encouraged to seek protection from Qareen’s influence through regular prayer, Quran recitation, and supplications.

How can one protect from the influence of Qareen?

Answer: Regular prayer, recitation of the Quran, remembrance of Allah, seeking forgiveness, supplication, reciting Ayat al-Kursi, Surah Al-Falaq, and Surah An-Naas, and doing good deeds can protect from the influence of Qareen Jinn.

Was the influence of This Jinn present on Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)?

Answer: Yes, but Allah helped Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) against his Qareen, and he was safe from its influence. He only received guidance for good deeds.

Does this Jinn remain after a person’s death?

Answer: Yes, the Qareen Jinn remains alive after a person’s death and can create confusion by appearing as a ghost or in the form of the deceased person.

Which Surah should be recited to protect from this Jinn?

Answer: Reciting Surah Al-Falaq and Surah An-Naas three times can protect from the influence of Qareen Jinn.


The concept of This Jinn is deeply rooted in the Quran and Hadith. It reminds us that every person must always be vigilant and follow Allah’s guidance. There is no alternative to seeking refuge in Allah and regularly worshipping to protect from the influence of Qareen. May Allah guide us all on the right path and protect us from Satan’s incitement. Ameen.

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